Discussing negative job experiences in an interview


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Discussing negative job experiences in an interview

Jeff Layton: Here's a question that we got from a member that it seems like a very painful place to be in. They need to answer the question, why did you leave your last job? and they've been fired. How do you answer that? Valerie Sutton: That is a really tough one. I think the first thing you have to do is really analyze what didn't work in that situation and why you were let go. And think about how you might rephrase it, and it's really about fit a lot of times, that you were let go, and so that's what I would start with.

I would start with you know it wasn't a right fit for myself or the employer. It took you know say x amount of time in the evenings to do something and I just--I couldn't make that. So I'm looking for that more nine-to-five working, which I know that you provide. Jeff: Hmm. Valerie: So that just, that turns it around into something a little more positive. You have reflected on it and now you're set able to say how you might transition ...

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